Skip to comments.Dr. Ben Carson leaving Johns Hopkins surgery post
Posted on 02/12/2013 7:17:12 AM PST by pgkdan
Be still, my heart. Dr Benjamin Carson is freeing up time and energy to pursue his passions in politics and education, retiring from surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Could world-renowned, up-from-the mean-streets of Detroit inspirational figure be the Man on a White Horse who could rescue America from the fiscal and social death spiral the progressives have foisted upon us?
The Wall Street Journal said it first: "Ben Carson for President".
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“Ben Carson for President”
And the bat-eared-b*stard for prison.
Go Ben, go!
Let’s replace our quota baby president with one who actually has talent and intelligence.
MSM redeploying resources to take him down.
I wonder if he was pressured to leave?
Yes... Herman Cain should be a lesson to us all. These days, it's not good enough to be smart, and have good ideas... you also must be a Saint, and an "every-day man", and have the communication ability of Reagan.
It's a tough gig.
Oh.... you also CAN'T be rich, or have ever treated your dog like... um... a dog!
I’ve watched the Prayer Breakfast speech ceveral times on You Tube...it’s like Manna from heaven for a starving man! He was right on every point and spoke from his heart straight to my heart. We need his kind of calm and steady intelligence in our public discourse.
Oh, I’m sure Gloria Allred will soon be on TV featuring woman after woman who have had affairs with Dr. Carson or been abused by him or had their feelings hurt when he didn’t glance their way at some function or another. The enemy will find a way to drag his name through the dirt and his political aspirations won’t survive. Just watch. :o(
based on one speech?? Are you people retarded?
I don’t think so. He’s stepping away from surgery but will still teach there. I think he’s just freeing himself for a more public role.
We could do a lot worse than Ben Carson. In fact, we already have.
While Dr. Carson’s proposals at the prayer breakfast probably need to be thought out a little more, I applaud him for speaking truth to power like that. I hope he’ll see his role as the voice of conscious asking “Why are you doing things this way and not that way” and stay out of the cesspool of electoral politics. He’s too good a man for that.
I like Dr. Carson. If anything, I wish our lame ass pubbies would listen when he says to stand up to the bullies. That is what the leftists are, and our side reacts by whimpering and running away like weenies.
Nobody respects people who are too cowardly to stand up and be heard.
Exactly. I don’t know enough about him to know if he’s presidential material or not but he has a very compelling message. We need someone unafraid to stand up and ridicule political correctness and to call out cowards.
“Hey, where the White women at?” It’s only a matter of time.
Would all you Freepers find out the complete set of a person policies before you even suggest someone for President. I have heard so many failures over the years on one issue suggestions. The doctor was fantastic for an Administration position but he has not proven to be a President yet.
Well it has been nearly a week and one who knows him has come forward that doesn’t have the highest respect for Dr. Carson. The man is a world class brain surgeon for heavens sake. I seriously doubt he is going to be intimidated by Gloria Allred and her ilk.
Can we be committed to not joining liberal rags when they come out and trash this guy? I was never so disgusted as when I witnessed members of this forum joining the likes of Politico while they savaged our GOP Presidential candidates like Cain, Bachmann and Perry. Freepers were actually joining the Politico with statements like: “Yep, Bachmann’s just not ready for prime time!”
Can we please stop letting the Left define our people? Lets try something that the Dems always do: Defend their candidates! You almost never see Democrats piling on their people. Maybe this is one time we can learn something from the Left.
“”Im sure Gloria Allred will soon be on TV featuring woman after woman who have had affairs with Dr. Carson””
OR that she herself had one with him. She’s back in her hole for now - let’s keep her there.
In an interview he had said he planned on retiring as surgeon and was going to teach some and focus on education.
I missed that. Who is that “one”?
No he doesn't. Like all politicians judge them by what they do not what they say today. Carson has been a loudmothed hard line gun control advocate for many years and is no friend of conservatives. Now because he suddenly makes a few conservative noises, the gullible strap on their knee pads. A few words doesn't mean he's a conservative and it especially doen't mean that he can be trusted
I’m really mixed on this. I will look forward to having Dr. Carson articulating conservative values, but I saw (the results of) his work at Hopkins and hate to see that end. We all do reach a certain point where our lives take another direction and we must trust that the children who went to Hopkins will find that he’s brought up superior a generation of equally competent successors to continue his work.
“”Well it has been nearly a week and one who knows him has come forward that doesnt have the highest respect for Dr. Carson””
I don’t understand.....
Yes, we have. And more than once.
Maybe he and Sarah Palin could get together. She could give him some advice on how to handle all the crap that will come his way just for being a success and having a compelling message.
Great advice. I hope people take heed.
Why, (gasp) he might have at some time expected women at work to be personably responsible instead of treating them as a victim class.
It should read ‘no one’...:)
But he's black. Wouldn't that be wonderful.
Yep, even the WSJ isn’t above sensationalism in hawking for readership.
Ben Carson did give a good and long needed speech, but our side needs to think before leaping. Right now conservates are making pisspoor poker players.
“Carson has been a loudmothed hard line gun control advocate for many years and is no friend of conservatives.”
My question, also, is what is his stance on 2nd amendment rights? I have not been able to get a handle on it. Where did you get this information?
yep - Carson is fantastic.
Do you happen to have a link for that? Thanks. Many pediatricians advocate against having guns in the home. I didn't know Dr Carson was "hard line" on this, though.
Something tells me that this man has been too busy achieving and helping others achieve to have time for nonsense. I think they will find him above reproach with a life story that more can relate to than that of the Indonesian/Kenyan and that scares the daylights out of the left.
He’s NOT a politician!
And the NAACP will tag him as an uncle tom.
He was on a program some years ago called “Hopkins 24/7” He stated his anti-gun sentiments quite clearly then.
No link - see post #41
LOL Of course he is. He's just expanding the scale from Hopkins business politics. Are you REALLY that naive?
Some of the negatives expressed above in this thread warrant further exposition. That said, I offer this piece I penned in 2009 for general discussion.
I fear that many of our problems today stem from the fact that far too many of our legislators are LAWYERS. Further, I believe that we need more DOCTORS and engineers, accountants, shop-keepers, small business owners, etc. in those positions and NO LAYWERS!!
Lawyers as legislators pose a very, very serious problem for an ostensibly free people: They LOVE making laws and the more complex and incomprehensible the better. Think about it: In the private sector to which many of them return (hopefully in HUGE NUMBERS IN 2010!!) they, and their buds who remain behind in the private sector, earn their often obscene incomes (in addition to the obscenely generous, COLA congressional pensions and tax subsidized HEALTH CARE!) wading through that Byzantine labyrinth of rules and regulations they, themselves, constructed. Its a process that prompted Otto von Bismarck to remark that Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. Can I get an AMEN?
While there ARE exceptions (Bill Frist toward the end of his term, Phil Gingrey who strays from time to time) my rule that physicians and engineers make better legislators than most lawyers generally holds true. I attribute that to the fact that doctors and engineers are trained in the SCIENTIFIC METHOD and rely more on FACTS and EMPIRICAL DATA for their decisions. Ron Paul (have to give the anti-Paul people something to rant about!), Larry McDonald, Paul Broun, John Linder, Tom Price are (or were) all doctors. Im sure you can think of other examples/exceptions. The poster boy for the exceptions is Screamin Howard Dean, MD.
Unfortunately, far too many of these guys are ATTORNEYS.
Our late friend and author, composer, conductor, Nashville music producer, lover of Bach, pianist and all-around Renaissance man, Tupper Saussy, who somehow dodged the family tradition of becoming one, traced the term attorney back to the Sanscrit word torwa. And what does torwa mean? TO TWIST! And twist they do. Unfortunately, its not in the wind.
While SOME of these attorney-legislators are conservatives, their law school moot court training forced them to argue BOTH SIDES OF THE SAME CASE. I rather suspect that experience allows them to rationalize voting against the Constitution when expediency and/or their political survival/favor with their party leadership dictates. It is textbook moral relativism and we all pay for their perfidy.
Let me tie that attorney-legislator problem into the current health care debate: I might have missed it but I dont believe there was one mention of TORT REFORM from the lawyers who cobbled together that 1,000+ page monstrosity now dividing the nation.
Ill give you three guesses as to why and the last two dont count!
And heres something to think about for the primary elections to the 2010 general election: If the attorney-legislator representing your district does not pass muster at www.gradegov.com, if you can, find a NON-LAWYER for whom to vote after grilling him on the first principles near and dear to those who cherish freedom and the Constitution.
Too hard, say you?
No. SLAVERY is hard.
“..the NAACP will tag him as an uncle tom.”
the NAACP awarded Dr. Carson their highest honor @ 2006 or 2008, but around that same time he’d suggested the MD Chapter, NAACP invite a conservative (Allen West?) to be keynote speaker at a major NAACP event. The speaker was un-invited due to his political leanings. My memory is pretty fuzzy. It may be that Carson then dropped his NAACP membership. It was quite the controversy at the time.
The Destroyer to come will speak with a sweetened tongue, but will destroy many through peace. Obozo does not posses a sweetened tongue. Might Dr. Carson?
More proof that black leadership only excepts liberals.
A black on the right is one of their greatest fears because they don’t buy into the free ride program.
Your argument is a reductio ad absurdum.
Your definition of politics would include nearly all human interactions making us all politicians on some level. That is NOT the widely regarded definition of a politician.
You never heard of office politics? I can assure you that political games are pretty intense in academic circles, and Hopkins is an academic institution. Anyone who would use a show about medicine to get in a few plugs for gun control is by definition a politician.